SI.com: Sportsman of the Year: Michael Phelps

SI.com: Sportsman of the Year: Michael Phelps

Those seeking sustenance flocked to Phelps’s favorite greasy spoon, Pete’s Grille, where his traditional pretraining breakfast was offered during the Olympics as a $19.95 special: a three-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast with powdered sugar, three chocolate-chip pancakes and three fried-egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions and mayo. “Usually it was a group of people who’d order it,” says Dave Stahl, the owner of Pete’s Grille. “The one guy who tried it by himself complained of pretty serious stomach pain.”

Michael Phelps is a superstar but still manages to seem like a pretty normal person.

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